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The Equus Hotel
Ranked #30 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

Great hotel for a great price! If you don't plan on staying in your room that much I couldn't recommend a better place. Besides the room being over-sized and clean, the bed was like sleeping on a marshmallow!!! I was in heaven! I plan to stay here every time I visit my brother in Hawaii. No doubt about it!

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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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equusmgmt, Guest Relations Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2012

Sarah K,

We are pleased to receive your positive comments regarding your stay. It is a pleasure to have you as part of our Ohana, and as a return guest with us! We hope that you come to visit your brother more often, and get to enjoy your company again. Mahalo for your review; we await your return!

With aloha,

Mariah Dailey
mariah@equushotel.com

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Reviewed 28 April 2012

We stayed at the Equus in March after spending a week in Kauai. We flew in on our wedding day and the staff at the Equus could not have been more helpful. Prior to our arrival I contacted the hotel to ensure that everything would be covered for us as well as our guests and Rene took excellent care of us thinking of items I had not even considered. We were extremely happy with our room in the tower and the price worked well within our budget. We would like to return to Hawaii again in the future and I will be contacting Rene at the Equus again. I want to thank the staff, primarily Rene, for all their help with our wedding and honeymoon.

Room Tip: The rooms in the tower are worth the money even though we felt the price was very good for the locat...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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equusmgmt, Guest Relations Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2012

JessicaMalloy,

Congratulations! We are ecstatic to have been a part of your wedding and honeymoon! Our team is pleased to have helped make lasting memories during your stay in Hawaii. It is our goal to serve with exemplary hospitality, and Rene certainly surpasses expectation in recognizing the needs of our guests. We hope that you have many years of happiness ahead of you, and will return to share a few of those with us!

All the best from Team Equus!

Mahalo,

Mariah Dailey
mariah@equushotel.com

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Reviewed 28 April 2012

Words cannot explain the enjoyment of our time at The Equus Hotel. The location was the absolute best you could imagine....Minutes from Waikiki Beach, Magic Island, The Mall, Nearby Local Shops, Restaraunts, a convenient store, and even Mc'Donalds. The staff was great from the get go....Guava Juice and Fresh Orange Juice greated us at the door. The room was breathtaking, we recomend the ocean veiw, but the location is perfect either way. Karen, Renae, Jose and Justin were great the entire stay informing us on all the perks of Hawaii and taking care of whatever we needed. We have already started to plan our return and will be staying at the Equus Hotel again... For sure. Mahalo and Aloha.

-Nicole and Blake in Arlington Texas!!

Room Tip: The ocean veiw is worth it.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Blake Y
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equusmgmt, Guest Relations Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2012

Blake Y,

It is our pleasure to have served you during your stay in Hawaii! We are pleased that you took the time to review your vacation with us. We only hope that you will return again soon, so we can make your next stay even more memorable!

Many mahalos,

Mariah Dailey
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

Feb 2012 we stayed on Oahu at PK for 5 nights. Great Location. Even though we had a balcony, we preferred our accomodation at 'The Equus 'the following week - and after staying Big Island and Days Inn on Maui.The Equus is close to the Hilton and Beaches and Hire Car and markets. Not as noisy as PK. The room was huge with 180degree views. Separate table for laptop, your own kitchette...we will stay here the whole time next we visit! Andrea

Room Tip: All apartments will have awesome views of water/marina precinct.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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equusmgmt, Guest Relations Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2012

andrea r.,

We are flattered by your comparisons to several other hotels. It is our goal to create a unique experience of Hawaii, as we know there are many places to choose from when vacationing here. We are pleased to have made your trip memorable, with our location and views. Many Mahalos for your review, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

With Aloha,

Mariah Dailey
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

the staff was excellent, easy walking distance to the beach & mall. they had just started the bell man job so didn't use the service. th rooms were clean for the most but the carpet needed a good cleaning

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Betty R
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equusmgmt, Guest Relations Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2012

Betty R.,

We are grateful for you taking the time to review your stay. We are apologetic that the carpet was not up to standard, and assure you that we do regular deep cleaning of carpets in every room. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our location, and that the staff were attentive. We hope that you might return again, and take advantage of all we have to offer.

Many mahalos,

Mariah Dailey
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

Aloha! I am back from my vacation and already missing Hawaii. My boyfriend and I booked this vacation back in November and traveled in April. In between that time we were able to call the Equus and speak with Renee many times, ask questions and receive helpful tips. We bought a groupon to stay at the Equus and decided to get a room in the hotel instead of the tower. Renee planned transportation from the airport to our hotel since my boyfriend was traveleing with his surf board. Big john picked us up and greeted us with leis! Upon arriving at the Equus we were greeted with juice and fresh pineapple in our room. Keo was so friendly and helpful! We were on the 9th floor and while we did hear some road noise it's only because construction was going on. We were so tired from our busy days we just fell asleep anyway.

Our room was perfect and clean. We just needed the basics but were happy and surprised to see that we had a room with the refrigerator and the small balcony! We also loved how soft the beds were...very comfortable.

Each morning we used the breakfast coupon at Snappers which is a block away. The breakfast was good and completely satisfying to start our day. In general the Equus is located in a great spot. A few blocks to Ala Mona park where we snorkled on the beach, restaurants and gift shops nearby, etc. We ate at the Chart House one night on the Marina and it was wonderful. We also watched fireworks Friday night on the beach. :)

We rented a car and drove up to North Shore twice. There are two car rental places a block away from Equus which was great. Youre allowed to park at the hotel but you have to get a parking pass in the morning. If you wait until you come back from a day trip then the parking will be full.

We started out our vacation hoping for the basics but got so much more. We loved the Equus, the staff, and the time we spent in Hawaii. We cannot wait to go back! My advice would be to just be friendly, nice, relax, and ask questions. It's amazing how much you can learn...

Room Tip: We stays on the 9th floor in the hotel and had a partial view of the beach. From the hallway outsid...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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equusmgmt, Guest Relations Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2012

Brielle K.,

Many mahalos for your gracious review. We are complimented by your comments, and are happy to hear your vacation was a success! Our staff prides itself on making our guests have a memorable experience, and sharing the aloha spirit. It is a pleasure to serve you both, and we wish for you to return again soon!

Mahalo,

Mariah Dailey
mariah@equushotel.com

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Reviewed 14 April 2012

Really enjoyed the location of this little hole in the wall hotel. Stayed in the smaller part of hotel, not the tower. Great location, walking distant to versatile restaurants, shopping mall, stores, beach. Small, but, comfortable clean room. Great place just to rest in. Continental breakfast was perfect start of the day. Be prepared with parking situation, and rainy days. B+ on Hotel and Staff.

Room Tip: there are two parts of the hotel, one is 10 stories high and the other is the 3x higher. The Equus...
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equusmgmt, Guest Relations Manager at The Equus Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2012

Doreenie S.,

Thank you for your review. We appreciate every opportunity to improve our services, and are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. Our location is ideal for those wanting to visit Waikiki, have access to both beaches and shop at Ala Moana center. We do have a small lot for parking, however, whe there is great demand for parking, there is access to a lot just across the steet for a reasonable price. Waikiki is an extremely busy destination, however we will always find a space to park within walking distance of the hotel. We hope that you enjoyed your vacation, and will return to stay with us again soon.

Many mahalos,

Mariah Dailey
mariah@equushotel.com

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Address: 1696 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1460
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#6 Best Value Hotel in Honolulu
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Honolulu
#23 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range: £99 - £206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Equus Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Equus is a charming boutique hotel located on Waikiki's "Upper West Side" where you will find an abundance of restaurants, easy access to one of the world's largest shopping malls, a quick stroll to the beach and gorgeous sunset views. The hotel guestrooms are warm and contemporary, keeping true to the hotel's equestrian theme with Ralph Lauren-inspired touches throughout. An intimate lobby and lanai offer a dipping pool, gazebo and a weekly cocktail reception.All guestrooms are appointed with cozy pillow-top beds, flat screen TVs, refrigerator with freezer, Keurig coffee maker with organic coffee, and complimentary full property WiFi. Portable printers can be delivered for those on business. Best of all, the friendly staff offers the kind of personal assistance delivered with Aloha that only a small, family-run hotel can offer. IMPORTANT NOTES: *Stairway Access Only *Valet Parking Only $25/night *Provide Arrival Time - for luggage assistance ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Equus Hotel And Marina Tower
Equus An Aqua Boutique Hotel
The Equus Hotel Hawaii/Honolulu

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